Birthday Cards Bonanza

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Most people don’t really place as much value on birthday cards as they used to. In this day and age, most people resort to a “happy birthday” on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, or at best an e-card sent to your email. Even though times are changing and we’re rapidly incorporating technology into our daily lives, I still think birthday cards that you can hold and feel is the best birthday gesture someone can give. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Facebook “happy birthday’s”, but I can’t put them on my desk to smile at when I glance over at them.

What’s better than a birthday card you can physically hold and feel? Personal birthday cards that your loved ones took the time to make especially for you! Whenever I receive a personalized birthday card, I’m amazed at the details of the whole package – the coloring of the card, the ink that the greetings printed in, the special sentiment my friend took the time to think up, among other things. I’ve heard a lot of people say that birthday cards are a waste… I don’t think that’s true at all! I personally have a box with hundreds of birthday and other types of cards I’ve received during the years, and every once in a while it’s so nice to open that box up and go through some of them. It brings a smile to my face, and as the years go by, it makes me happy that I’ve had the opportunity to grow another year and to be fortunate enough to have family and friends that care so much about me as to think of me in the form of a card – a lost art in this day and age.

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Earle W. January 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

It may be a lost or forgotten art with today’s technology, but I’m sure many people still love to receive a physical birthday card. I know I do.

Daniela January 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I think an actual birthday card is that little bit extra that you hope people will do on your birthday. I don’t really know how genuine that happy birthday on Facebook is. I think people feel obligated because the bulk of their friends say it.

Larissa F. January 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I totally agree that a text message or email or facebook “happy birthday” wall post just does not feel the same as getting a nice greeting card. You want to be able to decorate your desk with the cards! If it is someone i do not see iften, it’s okay…but woukd expect an actual card in my hand if it is a close friend or family member.

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